This Jewish community in Ukraine celebrates Passover, despite crisis / Photo gallery

By SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY

Members of the Jewish community in Odesa, Ukraine prepare Seder boxes for Passover on April 13, 2022. Despite everything, Jewish families in the Ukrainian port city came together for Passover. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Bags with pre-packaged Seder boxes are distributed to the Jewish community in Odesa, Ukraine at the local Chabad synagogue on April 14, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Bags with pre-packaged Seder boxes are distributed to the Jewish community in Odesa, Ukraine at the local Chabad synagogue on April 14, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Members of the Jewish community get boxes of matzah at Odesa’s Chabad synagogue on April 13, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
A dog watches as a man exits Odesa’s Chabad synagogue after purchasing a box of matzah on April 13, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Members of the Jewish community in Odesa, Ukraine stayed at the Londskaya hotel for Passover Seder. The traditional evening gathering, typically ends hours past the city’s 9 p.m. curfew. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Members of the Jewish community in Odesa, Ukraine prepare the local Chabad synagogue for Passover on April 14, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Foods that are not appropriate for Passover are blocked from purchase at the store inside the Odesa Chabad Synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Food for Passover Seder is prepared at the local Odesa Chabad synagogue on April 14, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Workers unload books and food at the Londskaya hotel in Odesa, Ukraine on April 15, 2022. Members of the local Jewish community stayed at the hotel for Passover Seder. The traditional evening gathering, typically ends hours past the city’s 9 p.m. curfew. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Pre-packaged Seder boxes are distributed to the Jewish community in Odesa, Ukraine at the local Chabad synagogue on April 14, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Rabbi Avraham Wolff of Odesa’s Chabad synagogue, organized a Passover Seder for the community. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Members of the Jewish community purchase food for Passover at the local Odesa Chabad synagogue on April 14, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
A member of Odesa’s Chabad synagogue brings down Haggadah’s for the synagogues Passover Seder on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Women prepare Seder plates for Passover at Odesa’s Chabad synagogue on April 5, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
A woman sets Seder plates for Passover at Odesa’s Chabad synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Sarah Leya, 65, says the blessing over the candles at the local Odesa Chabad Synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Itamar Wolff, the son of Rabbi Avraham Wolff, leads the Passover Seder at the Chabad synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Itamar Wolff, the son of Rabbi Avraham Wolff, leads the Passover Seder at the Chabad synagogue on April 15, 2022.
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Members of Odesa’s Jewish community read from the Haggadah during Passover Seder at the local Chabad Synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Sarah Lera, 65, and members of Odesa’s community celebrated Passover Seder at the local Chabad synagogue on April 15, 2022.
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Itamar Wolff, the son of Rabbi Avraham Wolff, leads the Passover Seder at the Chabad synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY
Members of Odesa’s community celebrated Passover Seder at the local Chabad synagogue on April 15, 2022. SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY

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